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Famous Diamonds: The Pink Panther

pink_pantherThe Pink Panther, probably the most famous pink diamond in the world is the fictitious Pink Panther Diamond, was a major plot device in a series of films, which are collectively known as the Pink Panther movies, starring Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau. The Pink Panther supposedly has a distinctive flaw that resembles a leaping panther.

affleck & lopezA famous real pink diamond is the 6.1 carat pink diamond solitaire engagement ring that Ben Affleck gave Jennifer Lopez in 2002 for which he paid $1.2million. She reportedly returned it when they broke up in 2004.

The Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia produces over 90 percent of the world’s pink diamonds, 0.1% of diamonds in the mine are classified as pink. The pink diamond comes in shades ranging from a pastel rose, such as the Pink Orchid, to intense purple-reds such as the Moussaieff Red Diamond. The price is determined by the intensity of the color. Pink diamonds have sold for up to $1,000,000 a carat. The pink color is due to structural anomalies caused by Plastic Deformation during crystal growth. The intense pressure changes the lattice structure of diamonds and leads to the formation of pink, red and brown diamonds. Only one of the 66 largest diamonds in the world is pink.

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